Deco: Jose Mourinho Is 'Perfect' For Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, London, May 24, 2015. Deco believes Mourinho would be "perfect" for Manchester United. Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Deco, the Portuguese midfielder, has endorsed his former manager Jose Mourinho as the "perfect" man to become Manchester United manager.

Mourinho, who was sacked for a second time by Chelsea in December 2015, has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford to succeed Louis van Gaal.

Deco believes his old boss, who he won the Champions League with in 2004 while playing for Porto, is the only man to bring success back to the club.

"I don't know if he's going to United but, if it's true, in my opinion he is the right man for the job," Deco told Omnisport. "In this moment, United needs to bring back all its history and I think Mourinho is the perfect coach to train United."

Deco worked for the former Real Madrid coach at Porto as both player and manager were starting out in their careers.

"I worked with Mourinho when he was starting in football," he said. "At that time, we had fantastic players and one young coach like Mourinho giving us everything us he knows.

"For us, it was a fantastic moment because in that time I learned a lot. Not just me, me and the other players.

"We won everything we could. The memories are good and he was the best coach that I had. Our team, our generation at Porto was a fantastic experience."